How it works
Anyone can lead a Time for Tea project, with a group of any age, in school or somewhere else. You do not need any special knowledge. Time for Tea is flexible: what you do, where, when and how – it’s up to you to decide. Our team will advise and support you all the way.
There are 3 simple steps:
Plan your activities. Choose a group of young people to work with. Remember – it is their project: the leader should only advise and support.
Explore the issues that matter to young people about the world, near or far.
Decide which topic is most important: what do you want to say about it, and who you do want to listen?
Get some tea, and work together to design an imaginative packet for the tea plus your message. How creative can you be?
Deliver your tea and message to the person you want to listen. Ask them to drink the tea and think about your message. With luck, they will answer or offer to meet you.
Tell the story of your project, through video, photographs or other media. Send it to us, and we will share it with the world on the TIME FOR TEA map!
Students and staff from Netherthorpe School, Derbyshire, talk about the impact of their Time for Tea project. This was one of our first projects in the UK (2017).